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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Public Policy


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


PUBPOL 541 / ECON 541. International Trade Policy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James A Levinsohn (jamesl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. This course presumes a prior knowledge of intermediate economics. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu/~jamesl/spp541_02/spp541.html

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PUBPOL 560 / POLSCI 560. Foreign Policy and the Management of International Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan Waltz (swaltz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PUBPOL 573 / ECON 573. Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kerwin K Charles (kcharles@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: PUBPOL 555 and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PUBPOL 585 / POLSCI 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ann Chih Lin (annlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PUBPOL 585 / POLSCI 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Daniel Carpenter (dancarp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dancarp/spp585.htm

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PUBPOL 636 / POLSCI 636. Program Evaluation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Schoeni

Prerequisites: PUBPOL 571 or concurrent enrollment in PUBPOL 633. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PUBPOL 736 / POLSCI 736. Poverty and Inequality.

Instructor(s): Mary Corcoran (marycor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/pubpol/736/001.nsf

This seminar will examine the nature and extent of poverty in the U.S., its causes and consequences, and the antipoverty effects of existing and proposed government programs and policies. The types of questions to be addressed include the following:

  • What is poverty?
  • Who are the underclass?
  • Why is poverty so persistent?
  • Why are poverty rates for minorities so high?
  • What are the goals and purposes of social welfare programs?
  • How did they grow and what did they accomplish during the War on Poverty and Great Society era?
  • How did the Clinton Administration expect to "make work pay" and "end welfare as we know it"?
  • How has welfare reform changed the playing field?
  • What happened to TANF in the welfare reauthorization process?
  • What are the interrelationships among poverty, family structure, inner city neighborhoods, labor market conditions and public policies?
  • Is there a culture of poverty?
  • Is poverty passed on from generation to generation?
  • How are immigration and demographic trends changing the U.S. demographic profile?

The first ten weeks of this course will focus on social science theory and evidence about the causes, consequences and costs of poverty. The last four weeks of the course will examine human capital development policies, welfare policy, and employment policy.

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PUBPOL 741 / ECON 586. Principles of Finance & Global Financial Markets.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathryn Mary Dominguez (kathrynd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: PUBPOL 555 or ECON 501; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kathrynd/spp741page.htm

The first half of this course will introduce the principles of finance. We will explore how financial assets are valued, the measurement and management of financial risk, and the lessons and limitations of finance theory. The second half of the course will examine institutions and current practices in (developed and emerging) financial markets. We will examine the use of derivative instruments to hedge currency and interest rate risk, the relationship between the development of financial markets and economic growth, and the financing of developing country debt. The overall course objective is to learn the theory and practice of modern global finance.

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PUBPOL 747 / ECON 739. Topics in International Economic Policy.

Section 001 The International Financial System: Problems and Proposals for Reform. MEETS SEPTEMBER 3 - OCTOBER 22, 2002. (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Robert Stern (rmstern@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and PUBPOL 540. Graduate standing. (2-4). May be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rmstern/section1/747info.htm

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PUBPOL 747 / ECON 739. Topics in International Economic Policy.

Section 002 ISSUES IN THE WTO MUTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS. MEETS OCTOBER 22 - DECEMBER 10, 2002. (Drop/Add deadline=November 4).

Instructor(s): Robert Stern (rmstern@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and PUBPOL 540. Graduate standing. (2-4). May be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rmstern/section1/747info.htm

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